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Soweto's Greatest Starting XI

Soweto has been the home for South African football since the very beginning, and a number of talents hail from the township. But who would make up a starting XI the area's greatest exports?

One of the biggest names to come from Soweto is Lucas Radebe, who hailed from Diepkloof and first plied his trade for Diepkloof Wolf Wanderers. "Rhoo" then played for ICL Birds before joining Kaizer Chiefs' youth academy. 

He will lead the backline alongside Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba and current Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo, while in the middle, Amakhosi legends such as Ace Khuse and Doctor Khumalo will take centre stage. 

With so many striking talents hailing from Soweto, we have opted for an unusual 3-4-3 line-up, which sadly does not include Marks Maponyane. 

Here is our Soweto's greatest starting XI:

GK: Brighton Mhlongo 

CB: Shakes Mashaba
CB: Lucas Radebe
CB: Thulani Hlatshwayo 

LW: Siphiwe Tshabalala
CM: Ace Khuse  
AM: Doctor Khumalo
RW: Teko Modise

FW: Jomo Sono
FW: John Moshoeu
FW: Kaizer Motaung Senior

Other names to hail from Soweto include Maponyane, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Morgan Gould, and Sibusiso Vilakazi.

What do you make of this team?

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